Jaipur Sightseeing - Places to Visit and Things to Do

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is the largest in the state, and was planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. Popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur beautifully combines the advantages of a metropolis with the glamour of ancient history. Furthermore, the city is one of the corners of the famous golden triangle of North India that includes Delhi and Agra.

Back in 1876, the Prince of Wales was touring the country. Since the colour pink is considered a symbol of hospitality, then Maharaja Ram Singh painted Jaipur pink! Today, the dominant colour scheme of the magnificent structures in Jaipur are shades of pink, hence the nickname Pink City!

Here are some of our top recommendations for places to visit and things to do in Jaipur.

Places to Visit in Jaipur

Jantar Mantar


Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments. This popular tourist attraction in Jaipur comprises 16 geometric devices that were designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets! The largest instrument in the observatory is Samrat Yantra which calculates the arrival of monsoons and the occurrence of eclipses.

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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds or the Palace of the Breeze, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. This five-storeyed building has 953 tiny windows called jharokas, which boast intricate detailing. These windows are carefully designed such that a cool breeze always lingers inside the palace, irrespective of the season or time of year!

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is one of the most popular Jaipur attractions that draw in many tourists to the city. Also known as the Lake Palace, Jal Mahal is enveloped by Man Sagar Lake on all sides. Jal Mahal is a five-storeyed building that was built with red sandstone. Interestingly, when the lake is filled up, four storeys of the palace remain underwater!

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Nahargarh Fort

Constructed during the reign of Jai Singh in 1734, Nahargarh Fort sits proudly on the rocky ridges of the Aravalli Hills. Originally, the fort was named Sudarshangarh, but was later renamed Nahargarh Fort, which translates to the Abode of Tigers. Offering breathtaking views, this scenic beauty is one of the best places to visit in the city.

Things to Do in Jaipur

Watch a Movie at Raj Mandir


Located on Bhagwan Das Road, Raj Mandir is a beautiful cinema complex that reflects the city’s culture and traditions in an elegant way. It is one of the most popular cinema complexes in Jaipur that was built back in 1976, and boasts a seating capacity of 1300.

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Visit the Elefantastic Elephant Farm

A visit to the famous Elefantastic Elephant Farm treats you to a regal experience. The elephant farm is home to 23 female elephants and one male elephant. There is a lot that one can do at the elephant farm, such as showering with these gentle giants, feeding them and going on an elephant safari! If you are looking for some fun activities to do in Jaipur, then Elefantastic Elephant Farm is a must-visit.

Indulge in the Delicious Rajasthani Cuisine


Rajasthani cuisine is one of the best in India. Your trip to Jaipur is incomplete without sampling Rajasthani cuisine at least once! It boasts of a never ending platter of mouth-watering dishes such as spicy starters, crunchy breads, exotic chutneys, tangy drinks and more!

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Elevate your holiday with these interesting activities in Jaipur, places to visit, and a delightful stay at our hotel!